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Superb small sloping desk on all sides in solid mahogany decorated with brass framing nets.

Opening by 1 flap revealing a secret, 3 drawers and a large file.

Small bronzes in spandrels decorated with mascarons.

Girdle base ending in small hooves.

 

Stamped C.LEMARCHAND

 

Very good condition.

 

Directoire Period, late 18th century.


Charles-Joseph Lemarchand (1759-1820) .
Born in Dieppe, Charles-Joseph Lemarchand moved to rue des Tournelles until he obtained his master’s degree in 1789. He then settled on rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, where he remained until 1807, and ended his career on rue du Pas-de-la-Mule. A supplier of Crown furniture, he delivered eighteen mahogany chests for the Château de Saint-Cloud in 1791. During the Empire he worked for Napoleon and his imperial castles. We can mention in particular a beautiful console supported by claws of gilded wood, delivered to the Château de Compiègne.

The vast majority of Lemarchand’s furniture is in the LouisXVI-Directoire style, most executed in mahogany wood, with simple shapes, no decoration, if not fine copper or brass chopsticks. After his death his son Louis-Edouard took over the workshop and continued his father’s activity as a Crown supplier under Charles X and Louis-Philippe.

 

Furniture by Charles Joseph Lemarchand is kept in the Malmaison, the Château de Fontainebleau, the Mobilier National and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

As for all my objects and art furniture, I am very attentive to be able to propose them to you in a very low expert estimation value.

 

Not putting all of my Furniture and Art on Proantic or Antikeo, I invite you to follow my Instagram account where you can enjoy all the novelties: @monantiquaire

 

Charles Joseph Lemarchand, writing desk stamped, Directoire period

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    Height: 32,7 inches

    Width: 24,4 inches

    Depth: 15 inches

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